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Description: Monument and Adjacent Stone 300 Metres South-West of Moor Gate
Date Listed: 28 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111644
OS Grid Reference: NZ0777809897
OS Grid Coordinates: 407778, 509897
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4844, -1.8814
NZ 00 NE NZ 07770989 BARNINGHAM BARNINGHAM VILLAGE
10/55 Monument and
300 metres south-
west of moor gate
Monument, dated 1892. Shap granite. Tapering pyramid-topped obelisk on
splayed plinth and square base; overall height 3 metres. Inscription on
plinth 'AT THIS STAND (CARBUS) WERE SHOT 190 GROUSE AT A SINGLE DRIVE LASTING
TWENTY FIVE MINUTES BY SIR FREDERICK MILBANK BART. M.P. ON THE 20TH AUGUST
1872 AT WHICH TIME JOSEPH COLLINSON WAS HEAD KEEPER. ERECTED BY LADY
MILBANK IN COMMEMORATION 1892'. Inscription on base 'TOTAL BAG, AUGUST 20TH
1872 2,070 GROUSE (SIX SHOOTERS). TOTAL KILLED IN THE SEASON 17,064 GROUSE
ON WEMMERGILL MOOR'. On adjacent stone 'THIS MEMORIAL WAS REMOVED FROM
WEMMERGILL MOOR TO THIS SITE AFTER SIR FREDERICK MILBANK CAME INTO POSSESSION
OF BARNINGHAM MOOR'.
Included for social-historical interest: Wemmergill Moor, the scene of the
slaughter commemorated, lies south-west of Middleton-in-Teesdale.
Listing NGR: NZ0777809897
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Source: English Heritage
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